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Ha Long Bay: 2-Day, 1-Night Cruise

1. Ha Long Bay: 2-Day, 1-Night Cruise

Discover, Ha Long Bay, known as the “Bay of Descending Dragons” an enchanting bay in the heart of Vietnam. Relax, soak in the scenery, and embrace the culture on this 2-day cruise. This cruise includes a visit to the Sung Sot Cave, the Biggest Cave in Halong Bay, learn about the UNESCO declared World Heritage area, and enjoy the stunning picturesque landscape. Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay Begin with a pickup from your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter between 8:00-8:30 AM. Set off towards Halong Bay on a 2.5-hour ride. Arrive at the Tuan Chau Harbor by noon, before checking in. Next, your captain will welcome you aboard the cruise with a complimentary drink. Meet the crew for a brief introduction and go through safety guidelines. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch, cruise along the Emerald Sea, and admire the fascinating rock formations. Later in the afternoon, you will visit the Sung Sot Cave, swim on Titop Island and embrace the views from the mountain peak. Soak in the sun on a deck chair, sip a cocktail or read a book as you enjoy relaxation. In the evening, gaze at the night sky, as you join the ship’s sunset party. Take a cooking class and master making fresh noodle rolls. Enjoy a delicious set dinner packed full of vibrant flavors. Join in karaoke, play games, or go fishing for squid, before you enjoy a well-deserved night of rest. Day 2: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi Wake up, enjoy the beautiful sunrise on the sundeck, have breakfast, and admire the stunning views. Help yourself to a cup of tea or coffee if you like to kick start your day. Set sail past the magnificent landscapes, visit the Halong Bay Pearl Farm, and learn the history of pearls. Next, you will return to the ship, enjoy an afternoon dip or explore the bay yourself by kayak, the choice is yours. In the afternoon, enjoy a spot of lunch, and relax as you cruise back to Tuan Chau Harbor. You will then head back to Hanoi or your hotel, arriving back by 3:30 PM.

Halong Bay: Islands, Caves, and Kayaking Full-Day Tour

2. Halong Bay: Islands, Caves, and Kayaking Full-Day Tour

After you’re picked up at hotels located in Old Quarter of Hanoi, head out on the drive to Halong Bay, making a short stop half way to visit crafts workshops, where you’ll see marble stone sculptures, plaque paintings, and hand-embroidered items. On your full-day excursion continue on the scenic drive to Halong, reaching Tuan Chau Island pier from 12:00 PM to 12:15, and board the traditional cruise. You’ll be greeted on board and then enjoy a fresh seafood lunch. Have a chance to take in the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the deck of the boat. During the cruise you’ll enjoy views of tiny islands with their rock arches, sheer cliffs, innumerable white sand beaches, and peaceful coves. Like sculpted cartoon characters, these limestone islands have fanciful names, such as Incense Burner, Stone Dog, and Fighting Cock (which is the symbol of Halong Bay). You will then head on to Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace Grotto). Explore its huge chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites of all kinds. Finally, enjoy 45-minutes of kayaking or paddling a bamboo boat around the islands and water tunnels at the World Natural Area recognized by UNESCO. Return to the Tuan Chau pier from 16:30 to 17:00 and board the bus that will take you back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi from 19:00 PM to 19:30 Menu for lunch: 1: Tomato/ cucumber salad 2: Fried potato 3: Steam shrimp 4: Fried eggs roll 5: Fried squid  6: Deep fried seafood spring rolls 7: Fried chicken with mushroom 8: Steamed fish with tomato sauce 9: Fried vegetable (available upon season) 10: Steamed rice 11: Fresh fruit 12: Afternoon fresh fruit and tea

From Hanoi: Halong Bay Deluxe Full-Day Trip by Boat

3. From Hanoi: Halong Bay Deluxe Full-Day Trip by Boat

Enjoy a full-day cruise on board a classic junk boat and get a unique Vietnamese experience among the stunning limestone karst mountains of legendary Halong Bay. 8:45 AM-9:15 AM: Pick-up from hotel/accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter Area - Hoan Kiem District and depart for Halong Bay or at the tour provider's office, if your accommodation is outside Hanoi. 12:15 PM: Arrive Tuan Chau Harbor, welcome aboard, and safety briefing – you'll set out on a 5 hour journey via 2 day-sleeper boat cruise route which is renowned for its striking passages. 1:45 PM: Arrive at Bo Hon archipelago, where you will visit Surprising Cave to see a many stalagmites and stalactites in different shapes. Enjoy kayaking or a bamboo boat ride in Luon Cave. Then visit Titov Island with its sandy beaches adjacent to a towering limestone mountain and the excellent backdrop of the bay. Climb up to Titov Peak for a panoramic view of the bay. 4:30 PM: Return to your cruise boat for a traditional cup of tea and then cruise back toward Tuan Chau harbor. Enjoy free time for sunbathing on the upper deck with music or just enjoy the picturesque views.  5:45 PM: Disembark and return to Hanoi via the new highway. 8:30 PM: Arrive at your hotel, other accommodations or meeting point in Hanoi.

From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay and Ti Top Island Cruise with Stops

4. From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay and Ti Top Island Cruise with Stops

Experience the scenic beauty of Ha Long Bay on a 1-day cruise departing from Hanoi's Old Quarter. Head for the island of Tuan Chau and Ha Long city, where you will board a cruise boat at 12:30. Get a safety briefing at the start of your cruise. Then, set off to explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site of astonishing beauty. Marvel at the limestone karst rock formations as you travel through uninhabited islets, and see outcrops that have been given imaginative names by the locals, such as "Cock Fighting," "Incense Burner" and "Thumb" (to name a few). Enjoy a mouth-watering Vietnamese lunch on board the boat, and then journey to the Bo Hon archipelago (14:00), where you can choose to kayak around the area or relax on the boat. Then, go to the island of Titov to discover a sandy beach adjacent to a towering limestone mountain, where you can climb to the summit for panoramic views. Return to the boat and set sail for Tuan Chau Harbor at 16:00. Enjoy some free time to sunbathe on the upper deck of the boat with music and meet fellow travelers from around the world. Later, board the bus for the journey back to Hanoi.

Hanoi: All-Inclusive Overnight Halong Bay Tour with Cruise

5. Hanoi: All-Inclusive Overnight Halong Bay Tour with Cruise

Treat yourself to a night on an Aspira cruise boat in Halong Bay, where you can enjoy Vietnam’s pristine waters in comfort. Enjoy the experience at your own pace, with the option to kayak, enjoy a boat ride, go swimming, or even enjoy a Tai Chi class. DAY 1: Ha Noi – Halong - Lan Ha Bay (L/D) With the option for hotel pickup in Hanoi, begin your adventure at Tuan Chau Marina. Check in for your cruise, and receive a welcome drink and a cold towel. Get the safety briefing, place your belongings in your cabin, and head to a luxurious lunch in the ship's restaurant. Along the way, admire the beautiful canals of Halong Bay. Then, arrive at the Dark and Lights Cave, where you can kayak or board a bamboo boat, rowed by the local people. Return back to the boat, and enjoy swimming nearby the ship. As night falls, take in the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin, and relax in the seasonal Jacuzzi. Dance the night away during the sunset part, and enjoy happy our deals in all the bars onbaord. Take the option to join a traditional cooking class or enjoy deep relaxation with a massage. Workout in one of the onboard fitness centers, looking out over the top deck, with panoramic views of the ocean. Before dinner, the experienced captain will choose the most tranquil area to anchor for overnight. Afterward, take in the landscape of the bay at night or try your luck at squid fishing. DAY 2: Lan ha Bay -Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (B/L) Wake up early to start your perfect day with a Tai Chi class or watch the sunrise on the top deck. Explore Lan ha Bay, the most beautiful natural bay in Vietnam. Feel free to try kayaking during your free time and see the sea-level view of Ha Noi Bay. Return the boat and check out the cabin. Then, have brunch in a restaurant while the boat sails back to the pier. Settle the bill at the end of the trip and head back to port.

From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay Luxury Boat Tour

6. From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay Luxury Boat Tour

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi at around 7am and heads to Ha Long International Cruise Port, approximately 2-3 hours away. Upon arrival at the port, board your luxury boat for the day and receive a warm welcome from the tour team. Once everyone’s onboard, set sail towards the remote areas of Ha Long Bay and admire the mystifying and magical landscapes of the rocky islets and islands that surround you. At midday enjoy a delicious lunch onboard the boat as you continue to sail through bay and marvel at the stunning and magnificent limestone mountains all around. After lunch, arrive at Tien Ong Cave, a natural cave in the middle of the sea which is home to an array of incredibly beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. At the cave learn about the historical and cultural values of prehistoric sea fishermen who inhabited the location thousands of years ago. From the cave continue on towards Cua Van fishing village, the biggest floating village in Ha Long Bay. Explore the village by kayak or a bamboo boat and visit the quaint onsite museum to learn about local lifestyle and customs. Next, enjoy some free time on the boat to soak up the views, relax on deck, or treat yourself to a massage service. At 5pm watch an incredible fruit carving demonstration then enjoy a delicious canapé party against the backdrop of the glowing sunset. Finally, head back to the cruise port where your transfer service is waiting to take you safely back to Hanoi.

Ha Long Bay: Full-Day Group Tour with Kayaking

7. Ha Long Bay: Full-Day Group Tour with Kayaking

Start your day between 7:45 AM and 8:30 AM at your accommodation in Hanoi. Here, your friendly driver and guide will be to meet you. After a short meet and greet you will head off on a short and scenic drive to Ha Long Bay. En route, you will get a stop over to take a walk, take in some fresh air and stretch your legs.  Upon your arrival at Tuan Chau Harbor between 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM, you will be welcomed on board your cruise boat. As you board the boat, you will be greeted by the friendly staff and receive your complimentary welcome drink. Once you have settled in, your guide will offer you a safety briefing before the boat sets sail on its adventure. Whilst onboard, you will get to enjoy some delicious local delicacies as you enjoy traditional Vietnamese dishes.  After a short time on your cruise, you will begin your kayaking adventure. Kayaking is a great way to experience nature and the outdoors and is a fun activity for everyone. You will get to kayak or operate a bamboo boat, depending on your preference. As you kayak you will get to visit the famous Thien Cung cave, a famous natural landmark in Ha Long. After visiting the caves you will enjoy some relaxing time whilst you have some afternoon tea. After you have enjoyed your afternoon tea you will disembark from your boat and head back to your accommodation in Hanoi. 

Hanoi: Ha Long & Bai Tu Long Bay Luxury 1-Day Tour

8. Hanoi: Ha Long & Bai Tu Long Bay Luxury 1-Day Tour

Spend a full day immersed in the beauty of Ha Long Bay on a deluxe cruise. Start your day with pickup at your hotel or private address in Hanoi's Old Quarter and take the 2-hour journey to the International Cruise Port to meet your friendly crew and board the boat. Embark on your vessel and start cruising through Bai Tu Long, heading to Ha Long Bay's remote area, passing through mystifying and stunning landscapes of thousands of rocky islands. Lunch will be served as you sail past more magnificent limestone mountains. At 1:00 PM, stop to visit Tien Ong Cave, a natural karst cave in the middle of the sea that contains beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. See where fishermen from thousands of years ago left their marks. Continue cruising to Cua Van fishing village, the largest floating village in Ha Long Bay. Stop to explore the village by kayak or local rowed bamboo boat. Learn more about their lifestyles and the customs of these people at the quaint village museum. At 3:00 PM, board the boat again to enjoy free time to admire the scenery, take photos, and relax in a private room. Or, take advantage of the entertainment on board, like the gym, beauty services, or massage services. At 4:00 PM, take part in a fruit carving demonstration and try delicious finger food at the sunset party. After the cruise is finished, you will be brought back to Hanoi.

From Hanoi: Lan Ha and Ha Long Bay Day Cruise

9. From Hanoi: Lan Ha and Ha Long Bay Day Cruise

Journey to the famed Ha Long Bay and the lesser-known but equally beautiful adjoining Lan Ha Bay. Depart early from Hanoi with a convenient pickup from your hotel in Hanoi. Enjoy the scenic ride to Got Harbor in Hai Phong City through the Red River Delta, an area known for its traditional rural culture. At Got Harbor, relax in the waiting lounge and enjoy a welcome drink as the crew presents the itinerary for your 7-8 hour cruise. Once on board, dig in to a delicious multi-choice lunch in the elegant dining room as the ship sets sail. Admire some of the bay’s most famous islets as you cruise, including Da Chong and the 100-year-old French lighthouse left behind after the colonial era. Stop at the Dark and Bright Caves, two beautiful wet cave systems rich in marine life and lush vegetation. Their entry obscured by hanging orchids and fig trees, the caves are less touristy than other spots in the bay. Either kayak in on your own or have a local row you on a sampan boat through the long, silent tunnel of the Dark Cave to the light open space of the Bright Cave. Emerge at a hidden lake enclosed on all sides by streaked cliffs and tree-topped peaks. Passengers with keen eyes may be able to spot Cat Ba langurs, an endangered species of monkey that has sought sanctuary in the forested mountainsides of the Bright Cave. Back on board, relax on one of two sundecks and take in the phenomenal sights of unbounded nature on all sides, perhaps with a drink from the bar. Later in the afternoon, attend a cooking class and fruit-carving demonstration put on by several talented chefs, followed by a Western-style afternoon tea with accompanying snacks. On the way back to the harbor, go for a swim in the clean waters of Lan Ha Bay, enjoying the quiet surroundings. Arrive at Got Harbor just in time to catch a beautiful sunset over Lan Ha Bay. After a day full of exploring, get dropped off back at your accommodation in the Hanoi Old Quarter.

From Hanoi: Full-Day Ha Long Bay Trip with Seafood Lunch

10. From Hanoi: Full-Day Ha Long Bay Trip with Seafood Lunch

The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter between 8 and 8:30am. As you travel to Ha Long Bay, soak up incredible views of Vietnam’s rural landscapes, including rivers, rice paddies, cane fields, and more. After the first leg of the bus trip, enjoy 15-minutes to stretch your legs in Hai Duong and taste a traditional green bean cake. Arrive in Tuan Chau Harbor at around 12:15pm and board your boat for the day. As you set sail onto the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Ha Long Bay, dine on a delicious seafood lunch to set you up for an afternoon of exploring. The first stop of the day is one of the bay’s traditional fishing villages, where you can take a kayak or bamboo boat ride around the village and meet local people to learn about their culture. Back aboard the boat head to Thien Cung Cave, which is one of the most picturesque locations in Ha Long Bay. Spend 45-minutes soaking up the magical charm of the cave’s grotto, bursting with fascinating stalactites. Continue the tour to a collection of islets where you can cool off from the heat with a refreshing swim. At the end of an unforgettable day, arrive back at the harbor at 4:30pm then sit back and relax on the return journey to Hanoi, arriving at around 8:30pm.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,102 reviews

Doing Halong in a day is a long day, but so worth it. Absolutely gorgeous. The guide was well prepared and took care of us along the way, going above and beyond many times. The boat was fine, could have used a few more stairs on the upper deck. The time at each location was limited, but I didn’t mind, as we were able to make multiple stops and see many different places along the way.

Great way to see Halong Bay in one day! Bus journey is obviously quite long but if you need to squeeze it into 1 day it isn’t much to sacrifice. Benjamin was a great guide, so helpful and spoke amazing English!

very well organised, uy was a really nice tourguide and his english was perfect! also big thanks to driver huy for getting us there quick and save!

I am happy that I did the tour, it was amazing experience. Would highly recommend.

Excellent....the entire day was Perfect in Everyway